PRODUCTION: Visegrad Funds Intrigues

BRATISLAVA: Slovak producer/director Juraj Kilián debuts with Intrigues, a coproduction of the four Visegrad countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) mainly financed by the Visegrad Fund.

FESTIVALS: Crossing Europe with Nine Young Films

PLZEN: Days after her film Made in Ash screened in the main competition of the Finale Plzen, debuting Slovak director Iveta Grofova finds her tough and tender film in competition…

FNE IDF DocBloc: Eurimages Support for Slovak Documentary

The Slovak/Czech documentary All My Children was one of 13 films to receive funding from Eurimages in its latest grants round. Read the full story on dokweb.

FNE at Berlinale 2013: What´s SLOVAK in BERLIN 2013

Information Courtesy of Slovak Film Institute BERLIN: SLOVAK FILMS AT THE EFM BERLIN 2013

Killer Wins Rotterdam Tiger

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia celebrated the Tiger Award for My Dog Killer, a Czech-Slovak coproduction from Slovak director Mira Fornay, and the first Slovak film to compete at Rotterdam.

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month – Cinema Lumière, Slovak Republic

FNE together with Europa Cinemas continues its Cinema of the Month series. In recognition of the hard work and excellence of European cinema operators we choose a cinema from each…

Slovak Duo Heads to Rotterdam

BRATISLAVA: Two young Slovak filmmakers will present their films at the 42nd Rotterdam IFF, opening on 23 January 2013.

Controversial Slovak docmaker Zuzana Piussi hits back with new online doc release

BRATISLAVA: Controversial Slovak film director Zuzana Piussi has launched her new From Fico to Fico (Od Fica do Fica) online after Slovak mulplexes refused to screen the controversial doc which…

Slovakia Announces Grants – the 4th round

Slovak Audiovisual Fund ( announced the projects supported at the fourth round of 2012. The decision was approved by Martin Šmatlák, the Director of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund on 19…

PRODUCTION: Cieslar in Postproduction with English Lingo Colette

BRATISLAVA: Czech director Milan Cieslar is postproduction with the last work by Czech author Arnost Lustig, the screen adaptation of Lustig’s 1992 novel Colette. The film will be Cieslar’s first…

FNE at IFF Bratislava: Documentaries Yield New Crop of Slovak Filmmakers

BRATISLAVA: Slovakia’s emergence as a country of talented documentary filmmakers in the past decade is attracting a young generation of directors and producers to the genre. FNE caught up with…

FNE at Bratislava IFF 2012: Israel, Germany, Slovakia Celebrate Awards

BRATISLAVA: A pair of films from Israel and Germany dominated the awards ceremony of the Bratislava IFF ( on 15 November 2012, and Slovakia recognized its own film industry with…

FNE at BRATISLAVA IFF: Slovak Oscar Hopeful Preps Fifth Boat

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Iveta Grofova, whose debut feature film Made in Ash was selected as Slovakia 2012 Oscar candidate, will follow up with a fiction film cast with amateur actors…

FNE at Bratislava IFF 2012: MPhilms Premiering Fine, Thanks and Developing 20th Anniversary Film

BRATISLAVA: The young Slovak production house MPhilms ( is completing postproduction on its first feature film Fine, Thanks ahead of a 31 January 2013 premiere, while handling an ambitious and…

PRODUCTION: Slovak Doc Salto Mortale in Postproduction

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Anabela Žigová is in postproduction with her first full-length documentary, Salto Mortale, scheduled to premiere in 2013.

EMERGING PRODUCER: Slovakia’s Tomas Kaminsky

BRATISLAVA: Slovak documentary producer Tomas Kaminsky tackled the controversial subject of minority issues in his first full-length film, The Gypsy Vote directed by Jaro Vojtek, while infusing it with liberal…

Slovak Documentary Sparks Criminal Prosecution

BRATISLAVA: A Slovak documentary about the Slovak judicial system could lead to the prosecution and a prison term for the film’s

FNE Exclusive Interview with Zuzana Mistrikova, Executive Director of PubRes, Vice President Slovak Film and Television Academy

FNE spoke with Zuzana Mistriková about the current situation of the Slovak film industry three years after the creation of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund ( For Slovak films, 2012 was…

FESTIVALS: Bratislava IFF Upgrades Slovak, Industry Presence

BRATISLAVA: The 14th Bratislava International Film Festival ( which opens on 9 November 2012 and runs through 15 November unveils a new Slovak competition section and increase services for industry…

PRODUCTION: A Step into Darkness Goes into Production

BRATISLAVA: Slovak director Martin Luther (A Path across the Danube) has started shooting his historical drama A Step into Darkness in the western Slovak village of Uhrovec, the site of…